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In the News: Billy Porter and Jennifer Hudson Will Sing in CBS' John Lewis Tribute, Provincetown Theater to Honor Charles Busch, More
By Andrew Gans | 07/31/2020
Et Alia, a femme-fronted and -focused arts alliance, launches July 31.
Wins Outstanding Broadway Production at 2020 GLAAD Media Awards
By Dan Meyer | 07/30/2020
Playwright Matthew Lopez accepted the award virtually on July 30.
Catch Peppermint, Beanie Feldstein, Dolly Parton, Ben Platt, More at the Virtual GLAAD Media Awards July 30
By Dan Meyer | 07/30/2020
The celebration also welcomes the return of the Outstanding Broadway Production category.
Playwrights Bess Wohl and Antoinette Nwandu, More Honored at Dramatists Guild and Lilly Awards Joint Ceremony
By Ryan McPhee | 07/29/2020
The virtual event streamed July 28.
2020 Emmy Awards: Tony Winner Billy Porter, Broadway’s
More Theatre Names Earn Nominations
By Ryan McPhee | 07/28/2020
The 72nd annual ceremony will air on ABC September 20.
Film & TV News
Alan Menken Achieves EGOT Status With Daytime Emmy Award Win
By Dan Meyer | 07/27/2020
The stage and screen composer won Outstanding Original Song in a Children’s, Young Adult, or Animated Program.
E.E. Adams Named Winner of 2020–2021 New Light New Voices Award
By Olivia Clement | 07/24/2020
Adams' winning play,
will receive virtual development support this fall.
Lynn Nottage, Heidi Schreck, More to Present at Virtual Dramatists Guild and Lilly Awards Joint Ceremony
By Dan Meyer | 07/20/2020
The special event combines The Dramatists Guild Awards, The Dramatists Guild Foundation Awards, and The Lilly Awards.
Heroes of the Fourth Turning, A Strange Loop
Among 2020 Obie Award Winners
By Ryan McPhee | 07/14/2020
The 65th annual ceremony celebrating Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway took place virtually July 14.
The 2020 Obie Awards, Celebrating the Best of Off-Broadway, Stream July 14
By Playbill Staff | 07/14/2020
Cole Escola hosts the virtual event, featuring Shaina Taub, Michael R. Jackson, Cynthia Erivo, and more.
2020 Obie Awards Set New Date
By Ryan McPhee | 07/08/2020
The virtual event, featuring Cynthia Erivo, Heidi Schreck, and more, will take place on YouTube.
The Brothers Size
, More Win at 2020 Dora Awards
By Dan Meyer | 06/30/2020
The ceremony highlighted the best of Toronto theatre last season.
Watch the International Thespian Excellence Awards Live Showcase With Seth Rudetsky
By Logan Culwell-Block | 06/26/2020
NY1's Frank DiLella hosts the celebration of the best of high school theatre worldwide.
Tony Award-Recognized Educator Corey Mitchell Wins Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award
By Logan Culwell-Block | 06/24/2020
The North Carolina theatre teacher was nominated for the honor by former student and
star Renee Rapp.
August Wilson, Sarah Brightman, Benedict Cumberbatch, More Will Receive Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame
By Andrew Gans | 06/22/2020
Laura Linney, Jenifer Lewis, Luciano Pavarotti, and Sarah Paulson are also part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2021.
Here Are the Winners of Broadway Black's Inaugural Antonyo Awards
By Ryan McPhee | 06/19/2020
The virtual ceremony delivered accolades to
's Adrienne Warren,
A Strange Loop
scribe Michael R. Jackson, and more.
Alex Wyse and Wesley Taylor's
Scores Big at 2020 Indie Series Awards
By Dan Meyer | 06/19/2020
Broadway favorites Carolee Carmello and Frankie Grande also earned wins June 18.
Audra McDonald, LaChanze, James Monroe Iglehart, More Are Part of Inaugural Antonyo Awards, Celebrating Black Theatre Community, June 19
By Andrew Gans | 06/19/2020
The streamed ceremony includes a pre-show virtual red carpet, original musical numbers, presenters, and performers.
and Danny Burstein Among 2020 Drama League Winners
By Dan Meyer | 06/18/2020
The honors were announced online June 18, forgoing the traditional ceremony due to COVID-19.
, by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson, Wins MCANA's Best New Opera Award
By Ryan McPhee | 06/17/2020
The piece follows a Black couple in Harlem—one a police officer—grappling with the killing of their son.
Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Donja R. Love, Diana Oh, and More Are 2020 Helen Merrill Award Winners
By Olivia Clement | 06/17/2020
Kimber Lee, Mona Mansour, and Sung Rno are also recipients of the $25,000 prize from The New York Community Trust.
A Strange Loop
Win Big at 2020 Drama Desk Awards
By Dan Meyer | 06/13/2020
The Pulitzer Prize winner from Michael R. Jackson took home five trophies, including Best Musical.
65th Annual Drama Desk Awards Take Place June 13
By Playbill Staff | 06/13/2020
The remote ceremony, honoring a theatre season cut short, airs on NY1.
Michael R. Jackson Named Recipient of the Frederick Loewe Award
By Olivia Clement | 06/12/2020
Presented annually by The Dramatists Guild of America, Jackson is being honored for his
A Strange Loop
Vote Now for Broadway Black’s Inaugural Antonyo Awards
By Ryan McPhee | 06/09/2020
The June 19 ceremony will celebrate Black theatre artists and contributors from the Broadway and Off-Broadway community.
2020 Drama Desk Awards Sets New Dates
By Olivia Clement | 06/08/2020
Scheduled to air May 31, the pre-recorded online ceremony was postponed in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests.
Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Honored With Peabody Career Achievement Award
By Dan Meyer | 06/08/2020
The star's career has spanned decades of work on TV and film, in addition to her stage performances.
York Walker Named Inaugural Recipient of The Vineyard's Colman Domingo Award
By Olivia Clement | 06/05/2020
Writer and actor Walker will receive a cash stipend, developmental support, and access to studio space.
Celebration Theatre to Honor Roger Q. Mason at 2020 Virtual Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award Ceremony
By Ryan McPhee | 06/05/2020
The digital event will feature performances by Garrett Clayton, Drew Droege, Adam Hyndman, and more.
Michael R. Jackson Wins Lambda Literary Award for
A Strange Loop
By Ryan McPhee | 06/03/2020
The composer earned the Pulitzer Prize earlier this year for the musical inspired by his own experience as a queer Black artist.
2020 Roger Rees Awards Winners Announced
By Logan Culwell-Block | 06/02/2020
Andrew Barth Feldman and Frank DiLella hosted the digital ceremony honoring New York City-area high school performers June 1.
Obie Awards Postpone 2020 Virtual Ceremony: ‘This Is a Time for Reflection and Mourning’
By Ryan McPhee | 06/02/2020
The awards honoring Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theatre were to take place June 4 on YouTube.
Broadway on Demand's Tony Awards Celebration Postponed
By Andrew Gans | 06/01/2020
The fundraising event has been postponed in solidarity with the national Black Lives Matter protests.
2020 Drama Desks Awards Postponed in Solidarity With Black Lives Matter Protests
By Ryan McPhee | 05/31/2020
Winners were to be announced on NY1 in a ceremony made remote due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Santino Fontana, More to Present at 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards
By Andrew Gans | 05/28/2020
Winners will be announced May 31 in a virtual presentation on NY1.
Kia Corthron Named Recipient of the 2020 Flora Roberts Award
By Dan Meyer | 05/27/2020
The award is presented by the Dramatists Guild to playwrights in recognition of their work.
How Theatre Award Ceremonies Are Handling the Coronavirus Shutdown
By Ryan McPhee | 05/27/2020
From the Tonys to the Obies, here’s what’s happening with the spring awards season.
Date and Details Set for 2020 Obie Awards as Ceremony Goes Digital
By Ryan McPhee | 05/26/2020
Cole Escola will host the virtual event honoring Off-Broadway theatre.
Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2020 Stephen Schwartz Award Honoree and Multiple Thom Thomas Award Recipients
By Ryan McPhee | 05/21/2020
The awards go to rising composers and writers and come with a no-strings-attached grant.
Check Out the 2020 Off-Broadway Alliance Award Winners
By Olivia Clement | 05/19/2020
Michael R. Jackson's
A Strange Loop,
and Aaron Posner's
are among this year's winners.
Drama Desk Awards to Present Late Harold Prince With Inaugural Namesake Lifetime Achievement Honor
By Ryan McPhee | 05/19/2020
The 65th annual ceremony will take place remotely May 31.
Charles Busch and Julie Halston to Announce 2020 Off-Broadway Alliance Award Winners
By Olivia Clement | 05/14/2020
The winners will be announced live on Facebook and YouTube May 19.
Playbill's Pride-Themed Sing For Hope Piano Nominated for Robert E. Gard Award
By Dan Meyer | 05/12/2020
The award honors projects that have integrated the arts into the community in meaningful ways.
Sweat, Indecent, The Purists
Among 2020 Elliot Norton Award Winners
By Ryan McPhee | 05/11/2020
The virtual ceremony from the Boston Theater Critics Association took place May 11.
Leads 2020 Outer Critics Circle Award Honorees
By Olivia Clement | 05/11/2020
The OCC celebrated up to five honorees in each of its 26 categories this year due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Michael R. Jackson Named Recipient of 2019 Hull-Warriner Award
By Olivia Clement | 05/08/2020
The Dramatists Guild of America Council has selected Jackson for his Pulitzer Prize-winning musical
A Strange Loop.
Los Angeles News
Ryan J. Haddad Named Recipient of IAMA’s Shonda Rhimes–Backed Commission
By Olivia Clement | 05/07/2020
The playwright and performer is the 2020 recipient of the Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission from the Los Angeles theatre.
Deborah Yarchun Wins Dartmouth’s 2020 Neukom Playwriting Award for
By Dan Meyer | 05/07/2020
A second-place prize was awarded to Elizabeth Keel for her play
Date Set for Online Edition of 2020 Roger Rees Awards
By Logan Culwell-Block | 05/05/2020
Andrew Barth Feldman and Frank DiLella will host the celebration of New York City-area high school musical theatre.
Ryan J. Haddad Named Winner of 2020 Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award
By Olivia Clement | 05/05/2020
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writer and performer is the second recipient of the award from Rising Phoenix Repertory.
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